Upcoming Events

April 17, 2014

Vic Henley at Comedy Off Broadway

A true comedy veteran, Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every other stand-up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well …

Date: April 17, 2014
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5-$19

Keeneland Spring Meet

The idyllic Lexington racetrack kicks off the 2014 spring racing season on Friday, April 4. Racing continues Wed. – Sun., through April 25. Gates open at 11 a.m.; post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m. Races are run approximately every half hour.

Start: April 17, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 17, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Keeneland
Address:
4201 Versailles Road, Select a Country:
Cost: $5

Central Bank Thursday Night Live at Cheapside Park

The 19th season of Thursday Night Live will begin on April 3rd and run every Thursday through October 16th. The family-friendly event is held at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park. In addition to live music there will be food, beverages, and a lively social atmosphere. www.downtownlex.com April 3 – Bobby Perry Band April 10 – Off The Clock …

Start: April 17, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

The Poets of Strivers Row at the Rasdall Gallery

The Strivers Row artists are a performance collective born from the collision of passion and page.” The Student Activities Board is proud to be presenting three spoken word artists from the Strivers Row including Miles Hodges, Alysia Harris, and Joshua Bennett. This event will include powerful performances from all three artist as they deliver deliberate and passionate spoken word art. …

Start: April 17, 2014 7:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: UK Student Center
Address:
404 South Limestone Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Bobby McFerrin at Norton Center for The Arts

A peerless vocal improviser with a breathtaking range, Bobby McFerrin and his band return to the stage with his latest project influenced by the spirituals his father sang: spirityouall. Bobby McFerrin celebrates the transcendence of the American spirit with joyful new takes on familiar tunes. The 10-time Grammy Award winner will always be the guy who sang Don’t Worry, Be …

Start: April 17, 2014 7:30 pm
End: April 17, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
Address:
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, United States
Cost: $60-$85

Kings Ransom at Parlay Social

Kings Ransom is a blues-fueled rock/soul band from the Lexington area. www.parlaysocial.com

Start: April 17, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Wes Soard at Horseshoes Ky Bar and Grill

Wes Soard and band are a high energy group playing the music of the 70′s and 80′s. www.horseshoeskentuckygrill.com

Start: April 17, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Horseshoes Kentucky Bar & Grill
Address:
1987 North Broadway, Lexington , KY, United States

C2 and the Brothers Reed at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

  A rock/soul band from Lexington. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: April 17, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

Grayson Jenkins at Henry Clay’s Public House

Singer/songwriter and Lexington transplant playing multi-genre acoustic music every Thursday night at Henry’s. www.henryclayspublichouse.com

Start: April 17, 2014 9:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Pub
Address:
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY, United States

Caroline Smith/ The Nativity Singers at Natasha’s Bistro

Merging ’90s R&B and neo-soul with her indie-rock roots, Caroline Smith’s new music has settled comfortably into a new backdrop as she takes a step from girl to woman. Half About Being a Woman is a record about self-acceptance and growing into yourself; it’s about going back to the roots of ‘feel-good’ music. Also: Lexington power pop trio The Nativity …

Start: April 17, 2014 9:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $7

Best Friend Band/ Shawnthony Calypso at Redmon’s

Shawnthony Calypso is a collaborative project between members of local band Jovontaes, Hair things and Thirties.  

Start: April 17, 2014 10:00 pm
End: April 17, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Redmon's Fine Music and Spirits
Address:
268 West Main Street, Lexington, KY, United States

April 18, 2014

Vic Henley at Comedy Off Broadway

A true comedy veteran, Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every other stand-up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well …

Date: April 18, 2014
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5-$19

Food Trucks For A Cause

Every Friday from March 21-Oct. 31, Bluegrass Food Association will present a pop-up food truck “food court,” with 10% of total profits benefitting a different local non-profit organization. Food trucks will generally be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For a list of vendors and more information each week, visit bluegrassfoodtrucks.org or email events@bluegrassfoodtrucks.com.  

Start: April 18, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 18, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: 400 East Main Street
Address:
400 East Main St, Lexington, KY, United States

Keeneland Spring Meet

The idyllic Lexington racetrack kicks off the 2014 spring racing season on Friday, April 4. Racing continues Wed. – Sun., through April 25. Gates open at 11 a.m.; post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m. Races are run approximately every half hour.

Start: April 18, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 18, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Keeneland
Address:
4201 Versailles Road, Select a Country:
Cost: $5

Jason Borders Art Exhibit at Mulberry & Lime – Opening Reception

An exhibit featuring the intricately carved skulls and bones by artist Jason Borders, a former Kentuckian now living in Portland, Ore., will be on display at Mulberry & Lime from through the end of June. Borders considers his work a form of self-hypnosis. “A large part of what I do involves a familiarization with death. My belief is that, as …

Start: April 18, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 18, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Mulberry & Lime
Phone: (859) 231-0800
Address:
216 North Limestone Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: Free

Chris Sullivan at Brasbana

Cuban restaurant Brasabana features live music on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 – 10 p.m. This evening features Chris Sullivan (Electric Guitar/Vocals.) For more info, full menu or to make a reservation, visit www.brasabana.com.

Start: April 18, 2014 7:00 pm
End: April 18, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Brasbana Cuban Cuisine
Address:
841 Lane Allen Road, Lexington, KY, United States

Lance Whalen/ Paper Bridges/ The Rooster’s Crow at Willie’s Locally Known

Lance Whalen is an ‘americana/noir’ singer and songwriter from Nashville, TN. Paper Bridges are a punk-influenced rock band from Lexington. The Rooster’s Crow are the indie-americana duo of Derek Spencer, Emily Murrey McHone, and Aaron Graham. www.willieslex.com  

Start: April 18, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 18, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

O-Zone at Natasha’s Bistro

Saxophonist Paul Osborne  is joined by Jim Borders on keyboards, Clive Pohl on guitar, Bob Hackett on bass, Tyler Swick on percussion and John Knight on drums. Together they embark on a journey to the far reaches of that elusive “fifth element” of jazz: O-Zone. www.beetnik.com

Start: April 18, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 18, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Wes Soard at Horseshoes Ky Bar and Grill

Wes Soard and band are a high energy group playing the music of the 70′s and 80′s. www.horseshoeskentuckygrill.com

Start: April 18, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 18, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Horseshoes Kentucky Bar & Grill
Address:
1987 North Broadway, Lexington , KY, United States

Ryan James Band at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

Ryan James Band is a country act from Nicholasville, KY that has toured with Lady Antebellum and appeared onstage with Brad Paisley. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: April 18, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 18, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

Kenny Owens and Group Therapy at Parlay Social

Local southern rock and country cover band takes the Parlay stage. www.parlaysocial.com  

Start: April 18, 2014 9:00 pm
End: April 18, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Beaux Arts Ball Pre-Party at Al’s Bar

A pre-party to The 2014 Beaux Arts Ball on April 19th, which will be held at Buster’s. Music by: Kimbo Slyce, Grey People, DJ Jamples, and the Librarian. www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: April 18, 2014 9:00 pm
End: April 18, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Same As It Ever Was at Cosmic Charlie’s

This 7-piece outfit of Knoxville musicians came together out of their mutual love and respect for the music of the Talking Heads in the summer of 2004. Over the years the band has performed extensively, and now nearly have the entire Talking Heads catalog at their fingertips;  everything from ’77 to Naked, and all the B-sides in between. Same As …

Start: April 18, 2014 10:00 pm
End: April 18, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10

Outside the Spotlight: Chicago Underground Duo at Natasha’s Bistro

The Chicago Underground Duo formed in late 1997 as an organic offshoot of the larger Chicago Underground Collective. The Duo consists of Rob Mazurek (cornet, electronics, piano) and Chad Taylor (percussion, electronics, vibes, guitar), both stalwarts on the Chicago Jazz front. Rob and Chad have toured extensively in the U.S, Canada, Europe, Japan and Brazil, while maintaining rigorous individual schedules. The Duo is also, …

Start: April 18, 2014 11:00 pm
End: April 18, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $6

April 19, 2014

Vic Henley at Comedy Off Broadway

A true comedy veteran, Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every other stand-up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well …

Date: April 19, 2014
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5-$19

Lexington Farmer’s Market: Cheapside Park

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: April 19, 2014 7:00 am
End: April 19, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Balagula Theatre presents: Cripps Puppets at Natasha’s Bistro

Madison J. Cripps became a professional puppeteer in 2006 while working on a small farm in the Berkshire Mtns. of Western Mass. Supporting his puppetry is a diverse and intense history of fine art, construction, environmentalism and theatre. In 2008, Madison was awarded a grant from the Mass Cultural Council for the Cripps Walking Theatre Project. He moved to Asheville, …

Start: April 19, 2014 11:30 am
End: April 19, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

Record Store Day at CD Central

CD Central’s 7th annual celebration of record store culture will feature hundreds of limited edition vinyl releases on sale, food, contests and a full day of live music. This year, CD Central will host a special appearance by the Grammy Award-winning KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS. The music lineup will also feature some of Lexington’s finest, including Warren Byrom & the Fabled Canelands, Summer Smoke, …

Start: April 19, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 19, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: CD Central
Address:
377 S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY, United States

Lex Children’s Theatre: ‘Gossamer’

Enchanting your slumber with sweet dreams of memories past, the dream-givers flutter from door to door spreading their shimmering light over the mortal world. But when one young giver encounters a boy fraught with tarnished memories, she must find a way to save the boy from falling victim to impending nightmares. Written by Lois Lowry, author of The Giver, recall …

Start: April 19, 2014 2:00 pm
End: April 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Lexington Children's Theatre
Address:
418 west short street, lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $13-$15

Sarah Baird signs ‘Kentucky Sweets’ at the Morris Book Shop

Food writer Sarah Baird will sign her latest book, Kentucky Sweets: Bourbon Balls, Spoonbread & Mile High Pie. Kentuckians from frontiersmen to modern-day pastry chefs have put their marks on the state’s baking history. Residents of the Commonwealth have plenty of rich recipes and time-honored traditions, like pulling parties, where folks would gather to make taffy. Stack cakes originated from Appalachian …

Start: April 19, 2014 2:00 pm
End: April 19, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States